Deloitte – Agreon Marriage to Beef Up Information System Security
After its unsuccessful attempt to reinforce consultancy by acquiring Europe-based Roland Berger, Deloitte has now joined forces with Agreon, a systems integrator based in Australia focusing on identity and access management, with aims of strengthening information system security.
Amid the growing concerns over the rampant fraud and cyber attacks, Deloitte National Security & Resilience partner Tommy Viljoen said Agreon’s cooperation with Deloitte Risk Services will expand its professional group of security specialists from 54 to 65, adding how information system security has become a growing concern among its clients.
Agreon, which has less than 100 employees and has been engaged in over 1000 different organizations in Australia and Europe, will imbibe its current identity management services with Deloitte’s information system security.
The move, according to Deloitte, will also strengthen its financial services, governance, and risk and compliance practices.
Viljoen said Australia’s quick grasp of cloud and mobile computing in particular aids in mobilizing the workforce with IT solutions, making Agreon’s presence important. The union will enable Deloitte clients to maximize their real-time control over GreenID for one, Deloitte’s online verification system and Bamboo, a Smartphone application that addresses crisis management, he added.
He said changing the roles and dynamics within the workforce influences these security and resilience solutions.
Brian Brannigan, managing director of Agreon, said that since the systems integrator’s inception in 2001, information system security of most businesses has seen considerable improvement, particularly the areas of access and identity management.
Brannigan assures to make the most of Deloitte’s methodologies applied worldwide to foster stronger client satisfaction.
Agreon was the recipient of 2009 Zenith Award for Identity Management Partner of the Year from Oracle which recognized its information system security practices.